Shrewsbury was incorporated in 1727.

Shrewsbury is approximately 21.6 square miles and as of 2010, had a population of 35,608.

It is part of Worcester County and its form of government is Town Meeting, with elected members. Shrewsbury’s administration is comprised of a Town Manager and Board of Selectmen.

Between Shrewsbury and neighboring Worcester is Lake Quinsigamond, which once was a popular resort destination. It still serves as a center of boating activity for many. Shrewsbury’s past includes success in the leather and sawmill industries; now, it is starting to become home to an increasing number of retail and bio-technology companies.

Visit Shrewsbury’s town government website here.

Visit the website for Shrewsbury public schools here.
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Malcom Arbour, 89, of Shrewsbury

May 2nd, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Malcolm Hudson Arbour, 89, of Shrewsbury, died peacefully while sleeping in his home Wednesday, April 27, 2016. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of 63 years, Jane Wheaton Arbour; his parents, Mildred Alida (Jacobson) and George U. Arbour of Worcester; and his brother-in-law, Robert Bradford Wheaton. He is survived by his children, Susan […]

Phyllis J. Wright, 96, of Shrewsbury

May 2nd, 2016

Obit Phyllis Wright

Shrewsbury – Phyllis J. Wright, 96, of Shrewsbury, died Thursday, April 28, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Worcester, daughter of the late James F. Wright Sr. and Catherine (Sullivan) Wright. She graduated from North High School, where she was a member of the first female crew team. Phyllis had worked […]

Learning about fire safety

May 1st, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury Firefighters Mike Bowles (left) and Brendan Palumbo (right) with Floral Street School second graders after a presentation about fire safety on April 15.   Shrewsbury Firefighters present the S.A.F.E. (Student Awareness & Fire Education) Program to students each year in Shrewsbury. Photo/Mary Pritchard

Shrewsbury High students donate sports equipment to younger kids

May 1st, 2016

Members of the C.A.R.E. team (left to right,  front to back) – Jake  Mastrandrea, Jackie Sullivan, Maria Maniatis, Megan Warwick, Grayson Lee, Meg Power, Ryan Welch, Joe Walton, Ryan Bunton, Nick Quitadamo, and Erik Schaeffer. (Photos/submitted)

Shrewsbury – More than a dozen student-athletes from Shrewsbury High School (SHS) participated in the school’s inaugural C.A.R.E. project on April 9 and 12, collecting new and gently used sporting and playground equipment and distributing it to students at the Calvin Coolidge Elementary School while discussing the benefits of physical fitness. The SHS Colonials Athletic […]

A bridge more travelled

April 28th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Last November, the new Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge, which connects Shrewsbury to Worcester via Route 9, officially opened to great fanfare. The bridge, which replaced the nearly 100-year old bridge spanning Lake Quinsigamond, was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Shrewsbury schools ask for more money from town revenues

April 28th, 2016

Shrewsbury – Shrewsbury has profited from an increase in town funding and the School Department has asked for most of it.

At their April 26 regular meeting, a revised report on town finances was presented by Town Manager Daniel Morgado. Net revenues and charges have increased by $1,738,741 from what was filed in January. Revenues have increased by $858,355 while changes in charges have added an additional $880,386. The majority of this financial change – $1,295,238 – has been requested by the School Department.

Arthur Skipwith Jr., 70, of Shrewsbury

April 25th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Arthur Skipwith Jr., known to many as “Skip,” passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at UMass Medical Center with his family by his side. He was 70. Skip was born Jan. 17, 1946 in Sawyersville, Ala., to the son of the late Arthur Sr. & Petronia (Long) Skipwith. He was raised in Alabama […]

Carol A. George, 80, of Shrewsbury

April 25th, 2016

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Shrewsbury – Carol A. (Lucente) George, 80, a longtime Shrewsbury resident, died peacefully Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in the UMass Medical Center. Her husband, John C. “Ringo” George, died in 1993. Carol is survived by her loving family, three sons, John C. George Jr., with whom she lived, James K. George and his wife Rebecca, […]

Ten cents or ten dollars, customer choice

April 22nd, 2016

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Shrewsbury –  Julia (left) and Anne, both age 7, work at their lemonade stand. Photo/Jerry Callaghan

St. John’s walks off with win over Algonquin

April 22nd, 2016

St. John’s David Turco hits a double in the third inning.

Shrewsbury – The St. John’s High School Pioneers baseball team defeated the visiting Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks by a score of 5-4 in a game played April 21.

Algonquin’s Matt Geoffrion hit a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning to tie up the game at 4-4. St. John’s Jack Fields led off the bottom of the seventh with a single, who was replaced by pinch runner Matt Defalco.

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